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Jjav829
06-02-2007, 04:22 PM
Uhh, wow....I don't think I've ever seen the rosin bag grenade act before. :?: :roflmao:

H2UdDsgB22s

The manager is Phil Wellman of the Braves AA team.

AnkleSox
06-02-2007, 04:27 PM
That was absolutely amazing

HotelWhiteSox
06-02-2007, 04:49 PM
Epic

ND_Sox_Fan
06-02-2007, 05:16 PM
In the true and full meaning of the word, that was AWESOME.

Who ever takes over for Bobby Cox is going to have some big shoes to fill from an ejection stand point, that was a great audition.

Sox
06-02-2007, 05:29 PM
I have never seen the umpires let a manager go on a tirade for that long. The grenade action with the rozin bag was bizarre to say the least. :kukoo:

spiffie
06-02-2007, 05:31 PM
If he's the replacement then and only then will I agree with Ondafarm's endless crusade to fire Ozzie.

102605
06-02-2007, 05:59 PM
I am speachless. Wellman #30 is my hero.

HAHAHA rosin bag grenade? I lost it when he covered home plate in dirt.

spiffie
06-02-2007, 06:10 PM
I am speachless. Wellman #30 is my hero.

HAHAHA rosin bag grenade? I lost it when he covered home plate in dirt.
Not only did he cover home plate, but then he drew an oversized home plate to make his point about strike zone issues (seemingly). That kind of dedication to the details is what makes this perfect.

PKalltheway
06-02-2007, 07:00 PM
Haha that was hilarious!:cool:

I swear I have seen a clip of Tony LaRussa throwing third base somewhere before (this was when he was managing the Sox). I'm sure someone around here can enlighten me on this.

FarWestChicago
06-02-2007, 08:10 PM
The manager is Phil Wellman of the Braves AA team.If we can get this guy, I might get on the Farm bandwagon. That is an instant legendary tirade. That was a work of art. :thumbsup:

chisoxfanatic
06-02-2007, 10:29 PM
Too funny not to post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3joxFgqQhtY

lbtigerfan
06-02-2007, 10:48 PM
Uhh, wow....I don't think I've ever seen the rosin bag grenade act before. :?: :roflmao:

H2UdDsgB22s

The manager is Phil Wellman of the Braves AA team.

Absolutely hilarious! I just about fell off my chair when he outlined home plate... :lol:

WhiteSoxJunkie
06-02-2007, 10:58 PM
Wow. Do you think he planned that beforehand and finally found the opportunity to use it?

letsgosox1592
06-02-2007, 10:59 PM
did u see the second baseman...he was laughing right before they zoomed into him.

Brian26
06-02-2007, 11:00 PM
Did that guy get fired the next day?

A guy like Piniella can get away with something like that because he's proven himself in the league and has been around forever. A minor league manager doing that looks like a fool.

Jjav829
06-02-2007, 11:04 PM
Did that guy get fired the next day?

A guy like Piniella can get away with something like that because he's proven himself in the league and has been around forever. A minor league manager doing that looks like a fool.

It just happened last night, so the league/team hasn't disciplined him yet.

Here (http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070602/SPORTS09/70602017) is an article about the incident.

“I heard from all kinds of people,” the M-Braves manager said before tonight’s game against West Tenn at Trustmark Park. “My mom called to say she was proud of me. ... Everybody wanted to ask me the same questions you’re asking.

“It’s been a long day.”

Wellman, a veteran minor-league manager in his first season running the M-Braves, said he expects to fined by the league but he didn’t know the amount.

KRS1
06-02-2007, 11:38 PM
Funniest parts...

His hands shaking as he describes the strike zone.

Drawing the huge plate.

Crawling prone with a foxhole grenade toss using the rosin bag.

I love a good managerial overreaction.

bigfoot
06-03-2007, 12:01 AM
Wellman should claim he is a victim of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome! Retire with full benefits due to this disabling condition.

itsnotrequired
06-03-2007, 12:32 AM
I've seen a lot of manager blowups but the rosin bag grenade takes the cake.

WhiteSox5187
06-03-2007, 12:33 AM
I think the umpires were probably laughing. I think at some point it became a bit of joke by the manager, like the whole gernade thing. Once he got tossed I bet he was thinking "I'm gonna try and make it on Sportscenter tonight..." Epic.

Nellie_Fox
06-03-2007, 01:18 AM
I've seen a lot of manager blowups but the rosin bag grenade takes the cake.But the best part was the low-crawl to the mound to get the bag. That really defined the whole bit.

Nellie_Fox
06-03-2007, 01:26 AM
Funniest parts...

His hands shaking as he describes the strike zone.

Drawing the huge plate.

Crawling prone with a foxhole grenade toss using the rosin bag.

I love a good managerial overreaction.Duplicate thread; merged.

TheOldRoman
06-03-2007, 01:32 AM
Haha that was hilarious!:cool:

I swear I have seen a clip of Tony LaRussa throwing third base somewhere before (this was when he was managing the Sox). I'm sure someone around here can enlighten me on this.They show it in the pregame video during the Pirates of the Carribean song.

PKalltheway
06-03-2007, 02:15 AM
They show it in the pregame video during the Pirates of the Carribean song.
A-Ha! That's what it was! Thanks!

IlliniSox4Life
06-03-2007, 03:06 AM
Wow, that was great. I can't stop laughing. Also, his accuracy on the rosin bag grenade was quite good. It hit right before the umps feet.

I don't think he should have waved to the crowd though. I don't like to think that these tirades are the guys trying to put on a show. I like it when it seems like they are that ****ing crazy and pissed off.

Grzegorz
06-03-2007, 04:40 AM
Did that guy get fired the next day?

A guy like Piniella can get away with something like that because he's proven himself in the league and has been around forever. A minor league manager doing that looks like a fool.

This guy should get fired. Actually anyone who acts like this, whether of Pinella's stature or not, should be fired.

These actions are embarrassing.

FarWestChicago
06-03-2007, 06:38 AM
This guy should get fired. Actually anyone who acts like this, whether of Pinella's stature or not, should be fired.

These actions are embarrassing.Did you know baseball was a game? Did you know having fun is often associated with games? Did you notice every other poster in the thread disagrees with you? Find or develop a sense of humor.

Grzegorz
06-03-2007, 08:25 AM
Did you know baseball was a game?

Yes, Dictionary.com tells me so:

"-noun
1. a game of ball between two nine-player teams played usually for nine innings on a field that has as a focal point a diamond-shaped infield with a home plate and three other bases, 90 ft. (27 m) apart, forming a circuit that must be completed by a base runner in order to score, the central offensive action entailing hitting of a pitched ball with a wooden or metal bat and running of the bases, the winner being the team scoring the most runs."

Did you know having fun is often associated with games?

Yes, but I fail to see how a grown man making a fool of himself equates to "fun".

Did you notice every other poster in the thread disagrees with you?

At one time many believed in the geocentric model of the universe. So most if not all of the previous posters do not agree with me. I really don't care...

Find or develop a sense of humor.

West, are you implying that anyone that did not find that performance funny lacks a sense of humor?

FarWestChicago
06-03-2007, 09:02 AM
West, are you implying that anyone that did not find that performance funny lacks a sense of humor?No, I'm implying you don't have a sense of humor. :D:

viagracat
06-03-2007, 09:49 AM
I've never heard of a minor-league manager ever getting into really serious trouble over that kind of theatrical rant, and you do see that from time to time. To me it was harmless and funny as hell. I imagine the umpires out there thought it was hilarious.

Along the same lines, unless Piniella really did kick Wegner, nothing serious will happen to him either. Piniella and Froemming are both old pros who know how to play the game. Wouldn't be surprised to find out later that Piniella went up to Froemming before the game and said "Hey Bruce, you know I have to get thrown out of a game and if the right play comes up, let me do my thing, OK?" "No problem, Lou. Have fun. Where do you want to go eat tonight?"

DumpJerry
06-03-2007, 10:15 AM
Somewhere, Billy Martin is smiling.

Brian26
06-03-2007, 10:22 AM
I swear I have seen a clip of Tony LaRussa throwing third base somewhere before (this was when he was managing the Sox). I'm sure someone around here can enlighten me on this.

That was from a Sox vs. Orioles game in 1983, around the beginning of July. Fisk hit a late-game homer to left to give the Sox the lead, but the umpires reversed the call to fan interference after Joe Altobelli complained. LaRussa went ballistic.

hula
06-03-2007, 11:11 AM
Clearly Wellman's not "Well" but he's not the only one:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=N4DPRuEJUVM




:sockem

Sox
06-03-2007, 11:46 AM
Clearly Wellman's not "Well" but he's not the only one:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=N4DPRuEJUVM




:sockem

Can we all say anger management? :lol:

DoItAllJoeHall
06-03-2007, 11:56 AM
I'm pretty sure that 90% of that was to entertain the crowd.

hose
06-03-2007, 11:58 AM
Wellman is right up there with Joe Mikulik:D: :D:

gosiu
06-03-2007, 12:45 PM
I've never heard of a minor-league manager ever getting into really serious trouble over that kind of theatrical rant, and you do see that from time to time. To me it was harmless and funny as hell. I imagine the umpires out there thought it was hilarious.

Along the same lines, unless Piniella really did kick Wegner, nothing serious will happen to him either. Piniella and Froemming are both old pros who know how to play the game. Wouldn't be surprised to find out later that Piniella went up to Froemming before the game and said "Hey Bruce, you know I have to get thrown out of a game and if the right play comes up, let me do my thing, OK?" "No problem, Lou. Have fun. Where do you want to go eat tonight?"
He set in an interview awhile back that when his team was struggling, he'd meet with the umpires before the game and ask "which one of you fine gentlement wants the honor of throwing me out tonight?"

itsnotrequired
06-05-2007, 07:39 AM
He got a three game suspension for his performance.

krohnjw
06-05-2007, 07:44 AM
He got a three game suspension for his performance.

Not too shabby - I thought it was quite the comedic routine. The big plate took the cake :D: